A view from a hill

Bandstand was exclusively recorded for a new compilation on Linear Obsessional Recordings, and will not feature on the Catford Gyrations LP. Contributors were asked to provide a two minute piece on the theme of landscape - the result is a 105 track album called A view from a hill, exactly three and half hours in … Continue reading A view from a hill

Gyratory

In sharp contrast to the previous track posted, I have thrown everything but the kitchen sink into this one, including a woodwind  section. There is a strong element of a repetition here , but hopefully enough variation throughout it's seven minute duration to keep it interesting. The piece concludes with a field recording, captured on … Continue reading Gyratory

The Island

The opening track. Originally, this piece was much longer and more layered, but after a while of struggling to get the arrangement just right, it seemed logical to strip things down. Where once there was a twangy tremolo guitar, it now remains plugged in, but unplayed (with just the buzzing amplifier still audible). The bass … Continue reading The Island

An Introduction

Welcome to my website, I've decided to use this as a means of documenting the work in progress (or possibly lack of) on the recording of an LP, under the moniker of Catford Gyrations. The plan is to stream a rough mix of each track, once complete, and write a little bit about it on … Continue reading An Introduction